Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
PTDC/EEI-TEL/30685/2017- BIL Nº2020/00123
Funding Reference Number:
BIL Nº2020/00123- PTDC/EEI-TEL/30685/2017
A research position for 1 (one) Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações. Communications under the scope of the project 5GCONTACT (CONText-Aware Communications opTimization), this work is funded by FCT/MEC through national funds under the project PTDC/EEI-TEL/30685/2017. The objective is to implement next generation software defined networking mechanisms into the project's architecture for optimization of the context-based control of the network.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Multimedia
Telecommunications and Networking – Av
Admission Requirements:
Bachelor degree in computer engineering, informatics, or equivalent, with knowledge in the area of distributed systems, great-motivation and ability for teamwork The candidates must be enrolled in an integrated master. The scholarships referred to in this call may be used to carry out initial R&D activities by students enrolled in a professional higher technical course, in a degree, an integrated master's or a master's degree graduates and also who are enrolled in non-conferencing courses academic degrees integrated into the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.
Work Objectives:
The objective is to implement an advanced next generation framework over the 5GCONTACT project's architecture, in order to achieve data plane optimization improvements.
Applicable legislation:
A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ” Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia. For direct access to the FCT RBI go to the following link (Reg. 950/2019, published in the DR of 16 December).
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Corujo.
3 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: November 2020 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
798.00€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
  • C1 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan

Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
F = C1 x 50% + C2 x 50%
In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
  • Prof. Daniel Nunes Corujo, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. José Rafael Quevedo Rego, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Mário Luis Pinto Antunes, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
After the notification of the results, candidates have 10 working days if they wish to contest the decision.
E-mail submissions will not be considered. (The cover letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
IMPORTANTE NOTICE: Academic degrees obtained abroad require registration by a Portuguese institution under the terms of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of 25 January. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
19-10-2020 to 30-10-2020
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